Guitar science; Breakbone fever cripples Rio; Is the Large Hadron Collider doomsday-safe? and more
What's the matter with antimatter? New data may hold the answer.
The newest PhD in Congress advises disgruntled scientists to get involved in the political process
The oldest voice recording, Nose for danger, A new twist on silicon circuits and more...
Planetary scientist resigns less than a year after being appointed to run NASA's budget-strapped science office
A Cultural History of Causality: Science, Murder Novels, and Systems of Thought By Stephen Kern From Google Books: This pioneering work is the first to trace how our understanding of the causes of human behavior has changed radically over the course of European and American cultural history since 1830...
A kaleidoscope of emotions unfolds as I watch this video of BigDog, the four-legged pack robot. According to Boston Dynamics, the robotics company that's been developing the system since 2006, BigDog clocks in at four miles-per-hour, carries a load of 340 pounds and can scale a 35-degree incline...
Slippage in Titan's rotation suggests water between its surface and core—and a higher likelihood of ancient life on Saturn's biggest moon
For cutting-edge physics, look to a material that cuts glass
Can extraterrestrial ruminants be far behind?
Graphene, science's latest wonder material, is surprisingly easy to produce. JR Minkel explores how to make the novel substance, which is discussed in detail in Carbon Wonderland
Sasha Giedd would have been the only girl in high school with a time-lapse movie of her developing brain, until the IRB caught wind of it
Seth Roberts says the key to self-help lies in the scientific method
Why a leaky black hole is more like a mirror ball from hell
Fledgling step toward quantum telecommunications relays
Eight stories of do-it-on-yourself discovery illuminate the promise and perils of a sample size of one
Researchers hope to detect faint radiation emanating from a new laboratory version of a black hole event horizon
Rumors of data mishandling in an historic eclipse study don't gibe
Study of long-lived Ashkenazi Jews may yield longevity genes galore